Sunday, 17 November 2013

Birds of a grey day...


A little ringing at Kelmarsh Hall this morning resulted in 36 birds being captured in a single net, the highlights being a Goldcrest, a Marsh Tit and 12 Goldfinches.  However John Woollett and his team at Stortons GP enjoyed the exciting capture of a pair of Bearded Tits this morning!

Other birds seen at Kelmarsh this morning included two Ravens, a redpoll sp and 1-2 Siskin.

At Pitsford Res today, the three Great White Egrets were still present (two north of the causeway and one south), the 12 Red-crested Pochard were still in the Walgrave Bay and waders included a Black-tailed Godwit, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper and four Redshank.  A Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail and an adult Yellow-legged Gull were south of the causeway.  A flock of about a hundred Golden Plover was the only sighting of note at Harrington Airfield this afternoon.


Eleanor, Neil H and Neil M

Bearded Tits
Stortons GP
courtesy of
Chris Payne
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